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Sunday, 7 June 2015

"Protostar": Koushion iPad sequencer, Virus C, MS2000, Supernova, Blofeld

I've been playing with Koushion, the excellent new iPad step sequencer. No it's not pronounced "cushion"! You're meant to say the "i" but no idea how the rest of it's meant to sound. It's a Japanese word I think.

The drone is the Waldorf Blofeld, arpeggios from Korg MS2000BR, Access Virus C and Supernova II. Plus super-pads and subspace whistles from the Supernova. Recorded live with no overdubs.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Onstage for Beethoven 9th, with Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra

10th May 2015. Onstage in the Usher Hall, Edinburgh for the orchestral rehearsal of Beethoven's 9th symphony. I joined the Edinburgh Royal Choral Union as an extra to pump up the volume a bit. The concert got a 5 star review in The Herald!

Shot on my phone, so a bit wobbly.

Monday, 4 May 2015

New August Moon - Octatrack remix

Some dubstep-influenced drum & bass. Remixed on Elektron Octatrack and Analog Four. Recorded in one take.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

"Rare Bird" by Seen From Space

A remix of a piece I did some years ago, recorded in one take as usual on the Elektron boxes.

Friday, 3 April 2015

Old Earth (Elektron Octatrack + Analog Four)

A video slideshow of the track "Old Earth" previously posted. Photos taken all in the far north-west of Scotland. The "Ancient Foreland" has some of the oldest rocks in Europe - about 2.8 billion years. It's an isolated fragment of the same tectonic plate as North America.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

"Old Earth" - new Berlin School track by Seen From Space

A bit of a homage to Ashra Temple's "New Age of Earth", a classic Berlin School album that I used to play obsessively long ago. Not that I buy all that cerebral "New Age" stuff - hence the "Old" in the title - but the musical influence is massive.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Waldorf Blofeld tutorial - how to use wavetables & arpeggios

Here I do a walk-through of the sound design for arpeggiated soundscapes with sweeping wavetables.

Sorry about the stray cat hair hanging off one of the knobs. Didn't spot that till I was in the "cutting room"!

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Two new "Berlin School" tracks from Seen From Space

Both recorded in one take using the Elektron boxes. Some loops recorded in Logic with sounds from Virus C, Supernova II, various soft synths etc.